As we reach the 30th anniversary of the Insolvency Act, the legislators have decided it is time to dust the profession down and bring out a shiny new model for us to hop aboard and take a journey into the unknown. But what do these changes mean in practice, and is there a theme running through them?
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 May 2016 | Practice Area: Insolvency
Across the hospitality and leisure sectors, there are a variety of conventions with regards to tipping and service charges. Following reports of unfair practices by some employers, the government has launched a 'call for evidence' to investigate these concerns. This briefing looks at some of the issues...view abstract
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 May 2016 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
Retailers BHS and Austin Reed have recently gone into administration, leaving 11,000 and 1,200 jobs respectively at risk. In such uncertain times, what rights do affected employees have? This Shoosmiths briefing looks at some of the key considerations, including TUPE and employment tribunal claims.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 29 April 2016 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
Redundancies and restructures have dominated the headlines recently. Managing a redundancy process can be challenging - and the process is fraught with pitfalls for employers. This Shoosmiths briefing looks at some of the duties involved that employers often neglect.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 April 2016 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
An employment tribunal has found that Newcastle United FC discriminated against former player Jonas Gutierrez, and now the club faces paying considerable compensation. This case demonstrates that all employers, no matter what their status, have the same duties under the Equality Act 2010.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 April 2016 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
A recent Court of Appeal decision in a case involving Bristol Rovers Football Club and Sainsbury's has demonstrated how detailed drafting brings clarity to the scope of 'reasonable endeavours' and 'good faith' obligations.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 22 April 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently considered whether an employer dismissed an employee fairly in the mistaken belief they no longer had the right to work in the UK. This briefing looks at the facts of the case, the decision and the practical implications for employers.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 21 April 2016 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard for both residential and commercial properties in England and Wales comes into force on 1 April 2018. This is less than two years away, and so investors need to start to take action now, as this Shoosmiths briefing explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 April 2016 | Practice Area: Environment
In a recent case, the Court of Appeal held that deleted words could be used as an aid to construction, if the fact of the deletion shows what it is that the parties did not agree, and there is ambiguity in the wording that remains. Shoosmiths looks at the implications of this ruling.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 15 April 2016 | Practice Area: Contract Law
Rather than carry out a potentially long or acrimonious dismissal process, employers may prefer to negotiate the termination of an employee's employment. In this article, Shoosmiths considers some of the key issues to be aware of before holding an 'off the record' conversation with an employee.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 April 2016 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
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